JiLL IaN (xjacknjillianx) wrote,
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Something I've Been Meaning to Post For a Long Time

"First e-mail. Then instant message. Then MySpace. Then Facebook. Then LinkedIn. Then Twitter. It's not enough anymore to 'Just do it.' Now we have to tell everyone when we are doing it, where we are doing it, and why we are doing it. Instead of spending hours trying to add to the number of friends on Facebook or followers on Twitter-- I've decided to spend that time on the handful of people I really care about. I write them real letters. I want to know if they are happy in their marriages; in their careers. If they're not, or if they're sick, I want to know if there is something I can do to help. Meaningful friendships require quality time. Not just a Tweet.-Mark McKinnon

I read this a while back, and have been meaning to post it. This eloquently states how I felt about things when I was in China. Even though I was on the other side of the world- I felt closer to many of you because LJ was banned, and I had to spend the time to write you real letters (e-mails). Even though I was on the other side of the freaking world, I became closer to some of you guys. I know I've said this before, but I think we've taken forgranted all the modes of communication we have, and we don't utilize them to actually build on our friendships.

Meaningful friendships require quality time. Not just a tweet. Not just a LJ comment every now and then. Not just a facebook wall post. Just wanted to remind everyone of that. I know I haven't been the best at this either, but it's just something to keep in mind.

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